Ethiopia aviation news – Added Khartoum flights now bypass Addis

Ethiopian Airlines has two days ago launched nonstop flights from Bahir Dar and Mekele to Khartoum, providing passengers with a faster connection without having to travel first via Addis Ababa.
The airline is using their Bombardier Q400 turboprop for the service which is now going to operate four times a week. It appears these flights are a first to a neighbouring country not originating in Addis Ababa and travelers will undoubtedly appreciate the time saved by going nonstop.
Ethiopian has in the past been operating regular jet aircraft services to Khartoum and the new flights are seen as a further expansion of airlinks between the two countries.
Ethiopian Airlines is THE original Pan African airline and remains a contender as the continents leading airline, in terms of destinations served across Africa and to the rest of the world and in terms of aircraft and an has applicant status with the globally leading Star Alliance, due to join in coming months. Watch this space.